Relaxing on the grass, soaking up the sun, enjoying scones and cream, sipping hot chocolate, enjoying the band and gearing myself up for some serious handmade treasure hunting… where else could I be? BrisStyle Indie Designers markets of course!
I always feel like I am embarking upon a great expedition into the creative unknown when I leave home with the brisStyle Indie Designers markets as my destination. Set in the beautiful grounds of St Augustine’s church on Racecourse Road, Hamilton, these markets are run twice yearly, incorporating the super creative Indie Designers Christmas market.
BrisStyle, a not for profit incorporated association representing over 150 Brisbane handmadies and artists has played an important role in the growth and promotion of Brisbane’s burgeoning handmade scene. Stallholders at these markets are made up entirely of the very talented brisStyle members. With this in mind the talented folk at brisStyle always manage to put on a knockout array of stalls with a focus on handmade quality and variety.
The markets, situated in the garden behind the church and the adjoining church hall, can supply just about any form of handmade delight your heart desires, from original and unique jewellery to cute baby singlets to handmade incense sticks. These beautiful markets really do have something for everyone and I always seem to leave with something I never expected to buy, but of course have fallen instantly in love with!
These markets are totally everyone friendly, families, kids, prams and even dogs (well at least in the garden). With plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the church garden there are always lots of browsing market goers and kids happily running around, creating a real sense of community, something that I believe plays an important part of what handmade means.
If you love hunting down the latest trends, general handmade goodness and supporting Indie business then you have to make it your mission to get to the next brisStyle Indie Designers market. Which incidentally, is fast approaching, will be held on Saturday December 10th from 9am-4pm, I hope I see you there!
You can find out more about brisStyle here.